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In pictures: Burma cyclone crisis

An uprooted tree in Rangoon

Casualty figures continue to rise as the scale of the devastation caused by Cyclone Nargis becomes clear three days after the storm hit Burma.

Aerial view of school surrounded by water, Rangoon

Burma's state television reported that at least 10,000 people had been killed in one town alone.

Young men wash at fountain in Rangoon

The UN says hundreds of thousands of people are homeless and have no access to clean water.

Rangoon residents who lost their homes take shelter in a Buddhist temple on 5 May 2008

Many who lost their homes - including young children - have been desperate to find shelter.

People in Rangoon queue to buy water on 5 May 2008

And people have to queue to buy clean water, which is becoming scarce.

Soldiers saw a tree blocking a street in Rangoon

In the largest city, Rangoon, police helped to clear streets littered with fallen trees and debris.

Monks clear up roads in Rangoon on 5 May 2008

Burma's Buddhist were also on the streets, cleaning Rangoon and helping the victims.

Fallen trees in Rangoon on 5 May 2008

Some locals said that they had never seen Rangoon - a city of more than five million people - so devastated.

Debris in Rangoon on 5 May 2008

Five of Burma's regions have been declared disaster zones after cyclone Nargis hit the country on Saturday.

Residents rebuild their homes in Rangoon on 4 May 2008

Some aid is beginning to reach victims, but many areas remain inaccessible, officials say.

Destroyed fisherman boats lay off Rangoon on 4 May 2008

Foreign aid agencies are pressing Burma's military junta to ease movement restrictions on their staff to help victims.


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